NYC: Black Coffee Live at Sullivan Room

South African house DJ/producer Black Coffee NYC Event at Sullivan Room for Global Soul Experience.

This Thursday, NYC dance party Libation will be hosting major South African house DJ/producer Black Coffee for their Global Soul Experience at downtown Manhattan's Sullivan Room. The event will also feature a DJ set from Ian Friday. See all the info below (and in the flyer above) and stream Black Coffee's interpretation of Hugh Masekela's "Stimela."

What: Ian Friday & Manchildblack/Hype Life Music present - LIBATION (The Global Soul Experience) w/ DJs Black Coffee and Ian Friday. Hosted by Afro Mosaic Soul.

When: Thursday, October 11.

Where: Sullivan Room. 218 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012. $15 w/ |21+

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